Reposted from The Pantagraph By Lenore Sobota BLOOMINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic slowed but hasn’t stopped a new student club at Bloomington High School dedicated to improving the community through service. “I’m saying ‘service’ intentionally because it’s not just volunteering. The whole idea of service is making a permanent change in the community you’re serving…

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Reposted from The Pantagraph By Sierra Henry; Photos by Unit 5 NORMAL — A thousand elementary and junior high students in McLean County Unit 5 all-day camps received STEAM-centered activity kits through the Children’s Discovery Museum and the school district. “We know everyone is working hard to ensure students are receiving the safest, best education possible during…

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Registration Now Open for Nonprofits Workshop & Philanthropy Celebration BLOOMINGTON — Illinois Prairie Community Foundation will celebrate National Philanthropy Week on Nov. 19 with a morning workshop for local nonprofits and a noontime celebration to recognize the annual Philanthropists of the Year. The Philanthropy events will be held via Zoom this year. The morning begins…

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON, IL – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation will accept applications for grants in two categories from October 1 to October 30, 2020. Grant applicants will find links to the online application forms on the IPCF website at https://ilprairiecf.org/fall-grants. These grants provide support to programs that benefit residents in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties. The…

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Accredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation (IPCF) recently received re-accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Randy Royster, board member of…

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON – The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation board of directors has elected two new members and re-elected two officers. Turkesha Collins and Jack Conlisk were elected to the board at the IPCF’s board meeting in June. Turkesha Collins is an independent consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics and has resided in Bloomington for nearly five years.…

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